Mark Ruffalo Took 5 Weeks Off to Gain 30 Pounds While Playing Twins In I Know This Much Is True

Published on Jan 16, 2020

Mark Ruffalo Took 5 Weeks Off to Gain 30 Pounds While Playing Twins In I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo isn't just playing identical twins in HBO's miniseries I Know This Much Is True. He's playing identical twins who look completely different, because they've lived completely different lives for 40 years. Thomas is schizophrenic and has been on years of medication, while Dominick is not and has not. In order to play the two men, Ruffalo first filmed all his scenes as Dominick for 15 weeks, and then he took a few weeks off and gained 30 pounds, as showrunner Derek Cianfrance explained at the TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Wednesday.  "We didn't want it to be like I run and throw a wig on and do the same scene in the same day, so we took six weeks...

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